Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia WA Branch is happy to announce that our second In-Office Tooth Whitening Course Registrations are now open for the public!
Registration is only complete upon payment.
In Office Tooth Whitening for Hygienists & Therapists
DATE: Sunday 26th February
VENUE: OCHWA 5th Year Undergrad Dental Clinic
Dental Clinic West Room G.10
Ground Floor, North Block
TIMES: 8.15am Registration
Course: 8.30am – 4.30pm
CPD Hours: 6
FEES: $725 DHAA WA Branch members
$840 DHAA Interstate/DTHA/ADOTA Members
$890 Non Association member
Refreshments at breaks provided
**Registrants will need to provide the following**
- Safety Glasses
- Cheek retractors
- Clinical coats
- Bib Chain
There is significant literature on the safety of various types of whitening procedures and on the use of peroxides for clinical procedures. There are particular aspects that must be addressed for completing in-office whitening procedures safely and for maximal effectiveness, independent of the brand or system used.
These issues are addressed fully in the approved course which is objective and evidence-based in nature and not aligned to any manufacturer or supplier. The hands-on clinical component is undertaken in small groups. The course addresses the mechanisms of action of products used in in-office whitening, as well as the clinical armamentarium (such as retractors, flowable composite resin and the use of high intensity light sources). It stresses the safety issues relating to these light sources and also from the application of irritant and corrosive materials in the mouth. The course also provides an introduction to recognition of different forms of tooth discolouration and in determining shades of teeth.
The course includes a written examination. The course includes material relating to the use of Class 4 lasers (namely diode lasers and KTP lasers) for accelerating whitening by photothermal or photodynamic processes respectively, but practitioners wishing to use these lasers must complete the licensing requirements and for that purpose the course “Laser Training for Hygienists” is recommended or practitioners can undertake the external/distance course “Applications in Laser Dentistry”
Professor Laurence Walsh - Prof Walsh Bio
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